State of the Map Africa 2021

Using OSM Tools to Fight GBV in Western Uganda
2021-11-21, 13:05–13:25 (UTC), Room 1
Language: English

The Center for Life Change & Development (CLCD) in partnership with MapUganda is executing a community-driven project on Using OSM tools to end Gender-Based Violence in Western Uganda.
The project's main goal is for the community to be able to use Maps.Me to report GBV cases, create a team of mappers in western Uganda, and train Police Officers on how to respond to reported cases using Maps.Me


After the 1st wave of Covid-19, western Uganda experienced a lot of Gender-based violence cases reported as a result of covid-19. The Center for Life change and development which is a community-based organization operating in Western Uganda won a grant from the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) to raise awareness on Gender-based violence, create open map data, and conduct training for the Police, Social workers, and the entire community on how to use OpenStreetMap tools to respond and fight GBV cases in their communities. The project is being executed in Bushenyi District at subcounty level. Projects have been created on the Tasking manager and a team of volunteers from Kampala International University Western Campus have been trained on OpenStreetMap, JOSM, and Tasking Manager to carryout mapping for the created GBV projects.

My Name is Dativah Nuwashaba and I am the founder of the Center For Life Change and Development (CLCD) a community-based organization that is working to end Gender-Based Violence in Western Uganda.
I am a Psychologist by profession and a new member of the OpenStreetMap Community. I recently attended the OSM internship program at MapUganda where I acquired all the skills and knowledge in the use of Open Map tools and I have decided to use the same tools to fight GBV in Western Uganda where CLCD is operating.